Think Pink Bahrain has pioneered the move to heighten breast cancer awareness in Bahrain. Since inception six years ago, Think Pink Bahrain has stressed the importance of spreading breast cancer awareness in the community, through lectures, participation in walk-a-thons, fitness days, open days, and school visits.
Each October the Kingdom decks itself in Pink to support the Charity. Young children, who donate a dinar to wear pink at school, talk about Think Pink Bahrain with their parents and this increases the awareness. High school students receive lectures about self-examination. Corporations have in house open days and have lectures. Sporting , golfing and community events make up the month of October, all in support for the charity
It has been a slow process to break down the taboos and stigma about breast cancer. Our Founder, Julie Sprakel, put a face to the disease by sharing personal experiences and therefore placing it into the public forum. Sharing our experience with the community has enabled people to come forward and talk about a sensitive topic that in the past was inappropriate to mention.